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Activity Brief
6 April 2018

Are services meeting the holistic family planning needs of female sex workers living with HIV in Tanzania?

Women of reproductive age living with HIV need access to comprehensive, voluntary family planning (FP) services to support their decisions about whether and when to have children. Contraceptive need is particularly acute among HIV-positive female sex workers who are often socially and economically disadvantaged. Furthermore, many HIV-positive female sex workers intend to have children some day, but may not be aware of strategies to minimize the risk of HIV transmission to infants and partners (i.e.,
“safer conception”).


This activity brief describes a Project SOAR study in Tanzania that will contribute to the evidence base by conducting research that describes these women’s FP needs and fertility intentions.


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